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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
that will help montana to lead america to energy independence. with responsible development of our coal, wind, oil and gas, hydropower, biofuels and geothermal capacity, we are creating jobs, and we are strengthening our rural economies. but for some communities in eastern montana, the rapid growth associated with the energy boom is creating immediate infrastructure challenges. that's why i've proposed creating a grant program for communities affected by oil and gas development. i ask that we invest $15 million in providing matching funds to affected cities and towns, areas that don't always get a share of the increased revenues that county governments and school districts receive from oil and gas development. there are challenges, but there's opportunities for the whole state with this development. i do hope that you'll join me in addressing those challenges. [applause] we must also meet our responsibility to fix a long-term problem created by our predecessors. i've outlined a detailed plan that will shore up our public retirement systems and do so without raising taxes. i look forward to wo
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